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MTV prepared for Miley Cyrus, will air VMAs on a delay | Fox News

MTV is ready for whatever wild stunts Miley Cyrus has planned for the Video Music Awards.

"…We have a delay so we’re prepared for her,” the executive producers of Sunday’s VMAs told Billboard ahead of the show.

Pharrell and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform at the award show, which Cyrus is hosting for the first time ever.

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“She feels like the perfect host,” the producers told Billboard. “She’s that that great marriage of music credibility, candor, she uses social media so well to express herself and she’s provocative and chaotic and unpredictable, everything we want for this show.”


Luke Bryan & Dr. Dre Aiming for Top of Billboard 200 Albums Chart | Billboard

Country superstar Luke Bryan and returning hip-hop heavyweight Dr. Dre are aiming to take over the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week (dated Aug. 29).

Industry forecasters suggest Bryan’s Kill the Lights is poised to debut at No. 1 with perhaps 340,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 13. It would land Bryan his third No. 1 album.


Kurt Cobain 'solo album' coming out in November - Yahoo News

New York (AFP) - An album of unreleased music by grunge icon Kurt Cobain will come out in November to accompany a documentary on the late Nirvana frontman, the director says.

In researching "Montage of Heck," filmmaker Brett Morgen discovered more than 100 early cassettes recorded by Cobain, who grew up in the lumber town of Aberdeen, Washington.

Some fans have described the music as the equivalent of a solo album from the music legend, who killed himself in 1994 at age 27.

Giving a release date for the first time, Morgen told the AwardsLine website that the music would come out as a soundtrack to "Montage of Heck" on November 6, the same day the documentary goes on sale as a DVD.


Liam Payne Claims One Direction Needs A Break, Is He Going Solo?

One Direction has been going through a lot of changes lately. After Zayn Malik shocked fans by leaving One Direction, Louis Tomlinson then announced that he’s going to be a father, which was pretty surprising to the rest of the guys. Now, One Direction fans could be shaken up once again because Liam Payne says the band needs to take a break.

In an interview with Free Radio, Liam Payne confessed that the boys of One Direction have been going strong for too long and may take a hiatus after their fifth album drops.

“You know, I think everyone needs a little bit of a break now, and a sit down and a stop, t


How do Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj compare? We count the ways. |

What do diminutive pop-rock star Kelly Clarkson and diminutive hip-hop and pop star Nicki Minaj have in common, apart from the fact Minaj performs here Thursday and Clarkson on Sunday?

More than you might think. (Information on both their concerts appears below.)


Carrie Underwood's 'Sweaty' Selfie!  - Yahoo News

Carrie Underwood SelfieThe country superstar shared a cute post-workout shot on Friday, and gave fans insight into how she stays in peak performance shape.

"Cloudy but no rain = perfect day to run outside!" the singer captioned her Instagram snap. "1mi treadmill warm up, tabata arms and abs, finish up with a 3 mile run/lunge up the hills."

PHOTOS: Hot Shots Of Country Cutie Carrie Underwood!

Carrie and her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, are new parents to 5-month-old son Isaiah, but another family member was on hand to help the seven-time Grammy winner cool off.

"I'm a sweaty mess, but fortunately I have sweet Penny to help get me cleaned up! Ew," she joked of her and Mike's dachshund mix, who snuck into the shot.


Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert finalize divorce

Blake reportedly filed for divorce two weeks ago but the country music superstars - who had a prenuptial agreement - had come to an amicable agreement on how to split their assets.

A statement from the pair said: ''This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.''


Luke Bryan Has Harsh Words for Country’s Outlaws - RAM Country on Yahoo Music

Luke Bryan had a pleasant surprise for fans this week, announcing that he’ll be releasing his next album on August 7.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is one of the biggest stars in music these days, whose success and sales has crossed past the country genre and into the mainstream. His last record, which sold more than 2.5 million copies, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and country charts.

But the singer has faced criticism for the kind of country music he sings about and how he delivers it – hip-shaking songs about beer, dirt roads, and trucks; infused with elements of hip-hop and pop. He and fellow artists like Jason Aldean have had their music dismissed as “bro-country” and been accused of diluting the traditional country sound made famous in the 1970s by outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.


Bringing it home - The Daily Iowan

The Englert Theater’s latest guests have truly been inspired by Iowa — through food, farming, family, and love.

The Awful Purdies, all all-female quintet, embarked on a yearlong project with Sean Lewis of Working Group Theater, traveling around the state to hear stories from people in Iowa — including lots of farmers — as part of an Iowa Arts Council grant. The experience culminated in the Purdies’ newest album, All Recipes Are Home, and a musical by the same name.


Lady Gaga Documented Her Black-to-Blond Hair Makeover - Yahoo News

When Lady Gaga sets her mind to something — a red-carpet look, a show, a costume — she really commits. So it should come as no surprise that when she decided to go back to platinum blond from the deep black locks she’s been sporting lately, it wasn’t a gradual process but a 24-hour bleach blitz. And she shared it all on Instagram, naturally. It took 13 photos.